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MIGRAINE AND THINGS GOING WRONG

From a creative point of view, it can be more interesting when things go wrong.

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Guest — Karin
I too, suffer from migraines and poetry - sometimes one more than the other. I'd rather suffer poetry only, although its agonies a... Read More
Monday, 09 January 2017 14:43
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OLD WORDS ARE BEST

Keep them long enough and they turn into poetry.

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Guest — Helen Lawrenson
Absolutely with you there, HN! I love the 1611 Prayer Book, too (even though I'm a card-carrying member of the Church of Scotland)... Read More
Sunday, 23 December 2012 12:59
Guest — Mark Haworth-Booth
Splendid - thank you very much!
Sunday, 23 December 2012 18:37
Guest — Mike Munro
Quite right, Nell. When they did away with the King James Bible they removed much of the awe associated with religion, to my mind ... Read More
Monday, 24 December 2012 09:05
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POETRY MAKES SPOONS HAPPEN

It was Richie McCaffery’s spoon-winning collection that started it.

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Guest — Mary W
Thank you for this beautiful stream of thought and fact...it resonates for me in more than one way.
Sunday, 09 December 2012 12:14
Guest — Rennie Parker
ooh, Walker and Hall - stylish. I have a nice one and I look out for its companions in junkshops. My best one does duty as a coff... Read More
Sunday, 09 December 2012 16:22
Guest — Mike munro
Lovely stuff, Nell. There's something sensuous about a spoon. Perhaps we lock into it when we're first given medicine as a child, ... Read More
Monday, 10 December 2012 16:30
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I DREAMT A DREAM, WHAT CAN IT MEAN?

It’s a line of Anne Stevenson’s. I remember it but I can’t for the life of me find the poem.

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Guest — Frank Wood
I find dreams difficult to recall and when I do I've never been able to use them. A couple of years ago, however, I heard someone ... Read More
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 16:07
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WHY POETS NEED MORE BOUNCE

Whose bicentenary was on 7th May this very year?

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Guest — Rennie Parker
I'm a Browning fan, he's fab, the characters really leap off the page. Odd how he's underrated now, same with Matthew Arnold. I ad... Read More
Sunday, 21 October 2012 21:39
Guest — George
You mention Browning's owl, but not Elizabeth's dog, Flush. She tried to teach the dog to read - I'm not sure with what success.... Read More
Monday, 22 October 2012 07:08
Guest — Nell Nelson
No, I didn't mention the dog. It didn't learn to read, no. But in any case, the owl was long long after both Flush and Elizabeth w... Read More
Monday, 22 October 2012 13:51
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THE ART OF WEEDING IN IGNORANCE

There are ‘yes’ plants, ‘no’ plants, and there’s moss.

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Guest — Fiona Moore
There's a weed in my garden called Black Horehound. Purple flowers and nettle-like leaves, which smell rank. But it's occupying ... Read More
Sunday, 29 July 2012 22:17
Guest — Tim Love
Why hadn’t it occurred to me that what I called weeds were just plants I didn’t want? - as my allotment colleagues say, "a weed i... Read More
Monday, 30 July 2012 08:45
Guest — Nell
Oh, I think I may have lots of that too. Or something that complies with your description. I haven't noticed the smell. I must go ... Read More
Monday, 30 July 2012 08:50
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